do you have any tips for animation beginners? like where to start, and what to do and such?
I only really started animating when i went to uni, but i feel like that was a mistake and wish i started earlier. START NOW! just start, even if its just two or three frame things. even if you don’t have access to all these programmes, i think it helps even to watch tutorials on the programmes used, in my first year most of my classmates did a foundation in Art, or had some knowledge of programmes like after effects and premier pro for editing and i had no clue at all, i had the skills to draw but animating is so much more than good drawing.
I highly recommend following Toniko Pantoja and his tutorials (YOUTUBE) as well as his work in general was a huge inspiration to me when i was teaching myself after effects in year 2. Especially his after effects, i think it has about 4 parts of him reworking a short he did in one of his student films, and its him basically making the short again from the sketch to the fully rendered scene, using flash and after effects.
if you’re just starting out, exercises like the bouncing ball, walk cycle, push and pulling box is a really good place, and you kind of go on from there. I feel I’m still a beginner in animation so my tips might not be all that insightful but i hope this helped some.
ok ok ok so i keep seeing all these memes about the mcelroy brothers and i am left with two questions: who are these people? and they are HILARIOUS where can i consume their content? i honestly have no idea lmao
IVE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED TO ANSWER A QUESTION IN MY LIFE
ok ok ok so the mcelroy brothers are these three rowdy boys called justin, travis, and griffin mcelroy, and they are some good good boys that are all delightfully funny and overall gr8 individuals.
justin is your oldest brother, editor-at-large, and seriously named his d&d character taako (pronounced like taco). his face does the squish when he laughs.
travis is your middlest brother, sexpert (maybe?), very scared of spiders, and did a hit. is a sweetheart and also has a beard. is starting a series called carrey on where he reviews jim carrey’s movies.
I was first exposed to the mcelboy content through youtube! griffin and nick (not a mcelroy but a pretty funny dude) do videos on polygon like car boys, coolgames inc, and touch the skyrim. griffin and justin do a really great series called monster factory! plus griffin also is currently doing his peacecraft series which is A+
there are also a lot of animated shorts on youtube for their podcasts and shows, if you just want to dip ur toe into their content!
another place for sweet mcelroy content are the podcasts they do! one of them is called “my brother, my brother and me” (mbmbam) and its a really fun podcast/’advice show for the modern era’ where the boys answer yahoo questions, and its been running for i think seven years!
mbmbam is through maximum fun, which has a whole host of other lovely podcasts, some of which the boys are involved in (bunker buddies, trends like these, shmanners, sawbones, and rose buddies, i wanna say thats it but i honestly have no idea). heres a nice list of them all!
another good podcast is The Adventure Zone (taz), which is a dungeons and dragons podcast that griffin DMs! it has their dad in it! its really great, and i highly recommend it even if u aren’t into d&d!
you can get all these sweet podcasts 4 free through itunes! (tho max fun has em for rss if itunes aint ur jam)
they also just released a tv show for mbmbam! you can watch one of the episodes FOR FREE on youtube, and then u can watch the rest through seeso!
and that concludes your introductory course to the mcelboys. have fun!
My art for @elesianne‘s absolutely charming character Tuilindien!
Tuilindien is a Vanyarin scholar and when she and Caranthir meet and fall in love when she is visiting Tirion, no one is more surprised about it than they themselves are – except Fëanor, who isn’t pleased at all. Caranthir can be just as stubborn as his father, though, and refuses to stop courting Tuilindien.
In addition to being of different peoples, Caranthir and Tuilindien have many other differences, as she is gentler and more patient by nature. But because they feel deeply connected from the start, they work hard to overcome their differences and to reach compromises. They do have some things in common, such as being very close with their families and their shared love of cats, and while their courtship goes far from smoothly, they do eventually marry. They have some happy years together before the unrest of the Noldor makes finding common ground harder than ever.
Heya, I just wanted to say that your art is absolutely amazing! I absolutely fell in love with your BNHA suff, just omg it's so good, so cute!! <3 I'm trying to make some art myself and you really inspire me! So I hope it's okay to ask some questions? What kind of brushes do you use? I just can't find any that would suit me :/ Also any tips on picking colours? That's always really hard for me, I feel like my colouring is weird when I draw digitally for some reason haha...
Hey, sorry I’m a bit late!
My brushes are under the brushes tag, they’re still the same. About picking colors it’s kinda hard to help, because that comes naturally for me
(I highly recommend you this replyfrom Bri, it can be very helpful.)
but one thing I’m aware of considering when coloring is the mood/ambiance of the picture! Is it warm, cold, scary, sad, happy, forest, bedroom, open fields? This stuff.
You can simplify to a single color at first, then work around it thinking about how the other colors would be affected by that tone.
Remember to keep the colors separated in layers, because the saturation/hue/contrast sliders are your friends and you should play with them until you find the right tone.
You can also make yourself a sort of simple palette, just pick a base color and experiment until you find other colors that look nice with it and match the feeling, doesn’t matter if you’re pushing it (unless you’re going for realistic).
Feel free to add + correct something! I’m still learning about this so your help is amazing :)
I’ll cover the houses here. If you want to check your transits, here you have a tutorial by @astrologanize
Sun: focus, where you shine brighter than ever! Where the sun falls, it’ll be your main interest for a certain time. For example, Sun transiting your 11th house will focus on social life, friend groups and your dreams. Sun transiting your 6th house will be focused on routine and getting things done, rather than dreaming and being social.
Moon: this planet’s transits are really short (2 days approximately), so its effect is more like “daily mood” than big and meaningful cycles in your life. These transits show where your emotions are focused on, and where you may be more creative. I highly recommend to check the sign where the transit Moon is in! For example, Cancer moon is transiting in your 2nd house. That’ll mean you’re a lot more attached emotionally to your material goods, and you may buy too many things during this transit. Of course, this feeling only last for like two days so next week you might regret all the useless things you’ve bought…
Mercury: this planet’s transits tend to last one month aproximately. These transits show where your mental focus is, your mental state and what kind of subjects are you up to learn. Plus, it brings a lot of energy to the house’s activities. For example, Mercury transiting the 3rd house will be a lot more witty and will seek more mental stimulation than usual. It may be difficult to stop thinking and you may jump from one thought to the next fearly quickly. This is a good time to focus on mental activities, like school or college.
Venus: this planet’s transits last about one month. This transits tend to show where you feel more confident and social. If it isn’t in a bad aspect with any natal planet, it’ll be a good transit. Depending the house transit Venus is, you may be a lot more creative and artsy.For example, Venus transiting your 5th house will make you more prone to flirting without a clear objective, more like an entertaiment than a real affair. This placement is perfect for creative activities, like drawing.
Mars: this planet’s transits last about one month. This brings a boost of energy to the activities concerned to the transited house, and may indicate what drives you during that time. For example, Mars transiting your 9th house will be eager to learn, and motivation to travel and experience new things.
The following planets have a wider orbit around the sun, therefore, they stay longer in each house. Personally, I think their effects are way more crucial than, for example, the moon’s.
Saturn: this planet’s transits last about one or two years. It is mostly seen as a hard aspect because it shows where one have work to do in order to reach a goal, where we don’t feel enough and it sometimes lead to insecurity and limitations. For example, Saturn transiting in the 10th house can make you feel useless in your career and vulnerable in front of others, and you might feel your work isn’t rewarded. This is a good time to work harder than ever and find holes in your public image and goals.
Jupiter: this planet’s transits last for one year. It shows where you find yourself luckier and happier, and what will help you to expand your life. This is generally seen as a good transit, not matter what kind of aspects it has with your natal planets. For example, Jupiter in the 12th house finds happiness and expansion through relaxing and spiritual ways, like meditation. This is a good time to analyze yourself and let your ego wash away.
Uranus: this planet spends many years in one house and sign. It brings change and mental energy. Change is abrupt and may be caused by a change of mentality or plain boredom. Uranus is here to start new things, to dare and to challenge you. For example, if Uranus is in your 1st house, you may feel you need to change your appearence and your identity may be challenged. This is a good time to change your style and re-create yourself.
this planet spends many years in one house and sign.
Where it is placed, things get burried. It’s a time where you are more creative, spiritual and confused at the same time. This transit paints a certain part of your life with fantasy. If Neptune is transiting your 6th house, for example, you’ll daydreaming a lot more than you’re used to and procrastination may take over your life if you don’t control it. This is a good time to make art though.
this planet spends many years in one house and sign. Transformation is the key word for this transit. Where transit Pluto is placed, things (think about habits, cycles, etc) end in order to start new ones. Also, it can symbolize that your current habits will be transform permanently. Negative feelings may be regular in certain times. Things from the past may do a come back. For example, if Pluto is transiting your 7th house, several of your relationships and friendships may transform in something new, bad or good. Plus, some of your relationships may end and that will mean a new cycle, a “new” you. This is a good time to reevaluate your relationships and throw away the negative ones in your life.
[“I think I’m ready,” Yuuri says, gesturing with his handful of junk
food. Watanabe nods his head, then grabs his coffee and both head to the
The clerk up front is a teenager - possibly
Yuuri’s age - with blond hair done in an undercut and bored emerald
eyes. He continues to pop his gum, watching as Watanabe places Yuuri’s
snacks and their drinks on the surface of the counter.
“These and a pack of Marlboro Reds,” Watanabe says, readying his wallet.
the clerk can start ringing up the order, someone emerges from the room
from behind the tobacco counter, tying their long silver hair back into
a loose ponytail and-
It’s that boy from the club.
Yuuri is able to squint and see the name Victor N. sloppily
written on the small badge pinned to his ugly uniform shirt. Victor
freezes in his spot when his eyes lock on Yuuri’s figure, gaze intense. He hurries to the cash register and all but knocks the other clerk out of his spot from behind the counter.
The clerk is understandably confused.
“What the hell are you-”
“Chris, do you think you can do that thing?” Victor blurts out, cutting him off.
hey here’s the first page of three in this mini fanart snippet from the fanfic
Hello! I thought I’d share some tips that may be useful for upcoming Law students.
-Get prepared beforehand- If you have early acces to your syllabi, I’d highly suggest you print them and gather if you can, some of the material required for each course, as well as reading them ahead of time. Law, as any other science, has its specific words and expressions, so getting your hands in some of the material beforehand will provide you with some “advantage” in terms of knowing what to expect as regards the required reading material.
-Don’t highlight- I really don’t recommend using highlighters as, when studying Law, you will be required to read a good amount of books and jurisprudence, so you might enter into a loop in which you are reading the same sentence over and over again, or going though paragraphs without really paying attention to the text, kind of like in a “robot mode”. When you finish reading, you don’t really understand in depht what you just read, but for some reason you have tons of pages colored in highlighters. Insted, just read activedly and transcrip into a summary what you think is important. This way you will easily prevent entering into “robot mode” which does not bring you any benefit at all.
-Make creative mind maps- Try making mind maps to condense large texts aswell, because in Law you will encounter many principles, and exceptions to them, so having them in a way that’s more visually appealing may be easier to learn. I said “creative” because, rather than having plenty of the same “style” of mind maps, I’d suggets giving each of them a twist, something different to remind yoursef what concepts were involved in that map, as this may trigger your visual memory aswell.
-Ask what you don’t know!- Try to always be as organized as you can, and reading before each class the required material, as well as making a quick summary of what you just read, as this will provide you with valuable material to ask about things you haven’t understood. It is almost vital that you know the meaning of the concepts and the application of the law, as well as any important facts of jusrisprudence, because you might be tested on facts that you will have to remember, as well as using the material that you’ve learned to apply it to a hypothetical case, linking plenty of concepts. So, knowing what you are talking about is crucial.
-Read the suggested material- Finally, if you can, I’d recommend reading all the material provided by your professor, because they may have suggested it for a reason. If that is not a possibility, read what’s more important, and search for jurisprudence that supports what you read, if it is not provided by the text. Having plenty of sources in hand which explain a certain topic may be very benefitial for deep understanding, specially if it is a complex one.
I hope this helped some of you in any way, good luck!
I drew @commanderholly in a cute/witchy outfit. I was planning on drawing her in one of her Looks™ but that just…didn’t happen?
Things have been blowing up recently with YouTube and it’s genuinely upsetting. But Commander Holly is honestly such a role model. She marches, she uses her platform to speak on real issues, and she’s just an all around incredible woman. So I highly recommend watching her content, because she’s a genuinely good person with a lotta’ heart.
So I just finished re-reading “Where There’s Smoke” by Stoney for the first time in a while and it instantly reminded me why I love that story so much. Its so so so good - everything about it is letter perfect. I could happily spend days lost in this world.
Its the best combination of this:
with a little of this thrown in:
If you haven’t read this one, go read it now. If you’ve already read it, go read it again. You won’t be sorry.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet // Becky Chambers
“All you can do, Rosemary - all any of us can do - is work to be something positive instead. That is a choice every sapient must make every day of their life. The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to decide what part you will play.”
I’ll skip the screaming that lasted for almost three days after I finished reading and just jump into the review.
This is the type of book that, once read, will spoil all other science fiction for you. It will spoil you, and raise your standards for what the genre can - and should - be. I laughed, I cried, and I tore through the book in three days. I already want to reread it.
*Feel good sci-fi is a rare enough thing these days, and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet does it so well. *Excellent world building and excellent, creative alien species that are distinct, unique, and believable. *Gender, sexual, and racial diversity! And casual acceptance of such! And characters recognizing their prejudices and working to better themselves! This is a kinder universe, and it really shows in these small moments of self-reflective clarity and interspecies relations. *The book really shines in its structure - like an season arc of an old Star Trek series. It’s made up of smaller, episodic adventures that focus on character interactions and development, a found family on a spaceship traveling the stars together. *Character-driven plot is one thing, but making all of the characters believable, likeable, and individual is another.
TL:DR The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is everything good science fiction should aspire to be, with likable characters, incredible worldbuilding, and a quick paced plot. There was nothing that I didn’t absolutely love. Highly, highly recommended.
I would love it if u shared some rubber-hose cartoons!! I haven't seen any in a long time but I used to watch em as a kid, mostly Mickey Mouse tho. But with this game I've kinda fallen fully for this style?? Lol
(( YOOOOOOOO I GOT YOU FAM SINCE THIS WILL BE ALONG POST PROBABLY i will put a lot of info under the READ MORE ))
((Honestly my top favorite cartoon to watch is and i will ALWAYS recommend Flip the frog :( he is such a handsome funny toon <3 he last from 1930-1933 uvu but his late 1930′s design is the cutest and the most handsome ))
(( i made a playlist with most of his episodes available on youtube uvu you can find itHERE